FOX Sports NFL Summit to be Powered by NewTek TriCaster
Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, announced
FOX Sports selected NewTek TriCaster to assist in the production of the FOX NFL
Preview Special, the first live Webcast of the network’s annual preseason NFL
summit. The Webcast will air live on FOXSports.com on MSN (http://msn.foxsports.com)
Wednesday, August 15th from 10am-3pm (ET). TriCaster’s portable, live
production broadcast capabilities help FOX Sports bring NFL fans worldwide a
unique look into this pre-season meeting where the entire NFL on FOX team
including on-air personalities, producers, network executives and assorted special
guests are gathered. The Webcast is free to viewers and will be archived for
preview serves as FOX Sports’ official kick-off to the 2007 NFL season and will
feature team-by-team analysis, executive presentations, videos and special NFL
guests. The attendees and presenters include NFL broadcasters: Terry Bradshaw,
Jimmy Johnson, Howie Long, Troy Aikman, Joe Buck and FOX Sports chairman &
CEO David Hill and FOX Sports president Ed Goren.
makes it possible for FOX Sports to develop these one-of-a-kind events,” said
Clark Pierce, FOX Sports, Vice President of Emerging Technology. “It’s
unprecedented to give fans this kind of in-depth, behind-the-scenes coverage.
We’re really excited to be able to share how the entire FOX Sports team
prepares its coverage of the upcoming season.”
enables sports organizations, corporate communications departments,
broadcasters, schools and others to provide a whole new level of extended
programming and content to their fans, partners and other audiences. Now, a
single operator can produce a live show switching between as many as six
cameras with two VCR’s, multi-channel effects, and NewTek’s proprietary virtual
sets and keying technology using TriCaster.
truly exciting to be part of NFL history,” said Philip Nelson, NewTek’s Senior
Vice President, Strategic Development. “TriCaster makes it possible for NFL
fans around the world to get an unprecedented look at how an NFL broadcast
partner brings together its entire team to prepare for the upcoming season.”
Preview Special will include a roundtable Discussion with FOX’s NFL Experts,
Johnson, Howie Long, Terry Bradshaw and Troy Aikman will provide team-by-team
breakdowns of the AFC and NFC, and dissect off-season additions and
subtractions; rookies; new coaches and their systems; and how each move will
impact teams and conferences.
be One-on-one interviews hosted by FOX Sports’ Chris Myers — featuring Jimmy,
and others. Terry Bradshaw’s interviews with NFL stars in his best of “Ten
Yards with TB, the best of FOX funnyman Frank Caliendo’s impersonations, former
NFL star Jason Sehorn live in L.A. with his divisional previews and predictions.
also be a Fantasy football preview with fantasy guru Mike Harmon goes in-depth
and serves up the Top 5 draft picks for each position, plus sleepers, slackers,
and the Top 10 overall picks.
The TriCaster family of products in NTSC is available in
America starting at $4,995US. The TriCaster family of products is
available in dual standard internationally beginning at $6,995US. For more
information, please visit http://www.newtek.com or call NewTek Sales at 1-800-368-5441,
international callers dial +1-210-370-8000.